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Object Name: Pince-nez and case
Date: 1870-1890
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Medium: Leather, glass, steel, rubber
Dimensions: Overall (prince-nez, open): 2 1/4 x 3 3/8 x 1/4 in. (5.7 x 8.6 x 0.6 cm) Container (Case): 2 5/8 × 1 3/4 × 1/2 in. (6.7 × 4.4 × 1.3 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Probably: New York
Description: Pince-nez with very thin steel wire rims, oval colorless glass lenses, spring bridge, rubber faced noseguards, and decorative steel loop at bottom of right lens for attaching chain or cord; in brown leather case with rounded bottom, open top, and gold stamped insignia on front.
Object Number: 2108ab
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Marks: stamped in gold: on front of case: "J. GALL'S / A . . . (?) / SPECTACLES / 21 / UNION SQUARE / N.Y."